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right now at 11:00, community anger is growing tonight to this weekend's deadly officer-involved shooting in san francisco's bayview district. and tonight new information is emerging about the suspect who was shot and killed. we'll have a full report straight ahead. meantime in oakland, some in the african-american community are putting hopes in a pilot program designed to keep at-risk youth out of trouble. in yet another twist in britain's phone hacking scandal, along with another high-profile arrest. the news starts right now. good evening. i'm diane dwyer.
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we begin in san francisco tonight with more developments from the deadly officer-involved shooting this weekend. frustration spilled into other parts of the city overnight, and some critics are now calling for an independent investigation into the shooting. nbc bay area's elise kirschner is in san francisco where investigators say new cell phone video from the scene justifies officers' actions, but some witnesses disagree. elise? >> reporter: well, diane, as sfpd has been saying all along that the suspect fired first, but they were unable to recover a weapon. now thanks to cell phone video at the scene, they tracked down a gun, a gun they say the suspect used. you can see it in clear view, amateur video showing a gun lying on third street, not far from where san francisco police shot and ultimately killed a 19-year-old bayview man. >> i think those police really need to be checked. they probably should be suspended without pay.
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>> reporter: but authorities say it's the same gun the slain man used just before being gunned down, and say they were protecting themselves. the shooting happened when two uniform officers were conducting a fare inspection at a muni light rail stop saturday afternoon. they detained the man, but he fled. investigators say he then fired at officers who fired back. >> this doesn't happen in pacific heights. >> reporter: community activist's son was shot and killed by san francisco police officers in 2008. >> they shot him 48 time. >> reporter: she argues cell phone video shot at the scene shows the suspect running away from police with his hands up in the air and says the gun couldn't be his and shows a greater problem with sfpd. >> the shooting in the back of randall. the recent shooting by bart police of charles police. and now black youth. >> reporter: now that frustration is spilling out of
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the bayview area. an angry crowd gathered in the city's mission district overnight chanting "cops, pigs, murderers." >> they're supposed to be trained so they can defend themselves without killing somebody, without being the judge, jury and executioner. >> reporter: police have not identified the 19-year-old suspect that was killed, but he reportedly is a person of interest in a shooting last week in seattle, wounding several people and killing a pregnant woman. but residents say that doesn't matter. circumstances did have a record or if they did insult the police officer, does not deserve to be murdered. >> reporter: and authorities are also saying the suspect had two felonies in washington and was on parole. meanwhile, a community activist is planning a press conference for tomorrow here in the city. demanding an independent investigation into the latest officer-involved homicide. live in san francisco tonight, elise kirschner, nbc bay area news. >> elise, thank you. in addition to this weekend's deadly shooting in the
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bayview, several people were killed in oakland. and oscar grant's best friend was killed at a hayward gas station on friday. one group is using the recent violence in the african-american community as fuel for its efforts to recruit mentors to guide at-risk youth. nbc bay area's kimberly tere is in oakland with more on an unusual state-funded pilot program. hello, kimberly. >> reporter: hello, diane. the goal today was to sign up 150 volunteers, and organizers were able to do better than that, doubling the number to 300 mentors that they were able to sign up. that's a good start to getting this pilot program off the ground. >> so what we're creating is a model that is going to secure tens of thousands of young african-americans and those youngsters who were in their environments who are suffering and poor, who are dropping out of school and filling up prisons. and we're just saying this is not going to continue on our watch. >> reporter: a program called a new way forward is hoping to
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give at-risk african-american youth exactly that. >> our kids need to know who they are and on whose shoulders they stand. with that they can make it. >> reporter: it part of a mission to recruit, train and send mentors into the community. but it goes one step farther. to also help the volunteers heal from their own trauma before sending them to help others. the program's founder who is also the editor and chief emerit tis of "essence" magazine. >> we turn on the news, and it's the same news. young african-americans killing one another or being killed by others. >> reporter: it's this violence that has inspired many to step up and give their time. >> it really makes a difference for them just to see someone who is doing well and healthy and showing them that they care. >> reporter: the mentors come from all over the bay area, but many are from oakland. after having found success in their own lives, are looking for a way to give back. >> and i just got tired of
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telling, you know, complaining about what was going on and not doing anything myself. >> i expect more young boys graduating from high school and college. i expect a lot. and i expect some healing to happen in our community. >> reporter: money for the pilot program is coming from the department of education thanks to congresswoman barbara lee. if it is successful, we may see this model replicated to more than 50 cities throughout the united states. live in oakland, kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, kimberly. the deadly bus crash in san francisco last week is prompting a state lawmaker to push for changes in california's seat belt laws. a ucsf shuttle bus collided with a truck thursday in haze valley, ejecting a passenger on the bus and killing him. the bus had no seat belts, and the law says buses are not required to have them. but state assemblyman tom ammiano wants to change that.
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he is looking at the law to see what would be needed to require seat belts on all shuttle buses. a 40-year-old man is in the hospital tonight, after being the victim of a hit-and-run in antioch. it happened near the corner of a street and eighth at 4:00 yesterday afternoon in broad daylight. police say he was hit bay white sedan similar to a nissan sentra. antioch police are asking anyone with potential information to call them. there are reports tonight that bart's former general manager who was fired from her job was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in napa this weekend. the chronicle is reporting that dorothy dugger failed a field sobriety test thursday night after a napa county sheriff spotted her chrysler weaving near silverado trail. earlier this year she received close to a million dollars severance package from bart when she was fired from her position as bart's general manager. she told the chronicle she was under extreme stress over her in-laws' extreme health and challenges with caregivers.
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the fallout gained new scandal. british police arrested the former editor of news of the world. that development comes as britain's police chief paul stevenson announced today that he was stepping down as well because of the scandal. nbc's stephanies go has the latest from london. >> reporter: london's police chief resigned under intense pressure after it was revealed that scotland hired a former news of the world editor as a media consultant in 2009, the same year investigators decided not to further pursue the phone hacking case. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have had heard suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and had no reason to do so. >> reporter: even with the head of police preparing to step down, scotland yard continues to make arrests. today it was rebekah brooks, former head of rupert murdoch's newspaper arm here in the uk,
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who resigned herself on friday. it was just a week ago that murdoch flaw to london and stood by her side, all smiles. brooks had a meteoric rise at the company, becoming editor of news of the world when she was only 32. neil shon worked for another murdoch partner, the sun. he is now a news analyst. >> fantastic networking, and of course an ability to do the job. >> reporter: it was in 2002 with brooks at the paper's helm that news of the world reporters allegedly hacked the phone of murdered teenager millie dowler, a case that shocked and infuriated this country. brooks denies any knowledge of phone hacking, and has apologized. for the last decade, the charismatic editor has rubbed elbows with the rich and famous, and the powerful. she has had close personal relationships with the three most recent prime ministers. as recently as last december, david cameron met twice with brooks in visits that his office
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describes as social. cameron has come under fire for his connections to murdoch's news international. his former spokesman andy coleson, also a former editor of news of the world was arrested last week. cameron himself admits the relationship between politicians and the media has become in his words cozy and comfortable. the head of the opposition says it's time for change. >> unless politics is willing to come clean about these relationships, unless it's willing to shine a light on these relationships, then the public is not going to have confidence in the future. >> reporter: restoring confidence in news corp. may be equally difficult, something the company admitted in a second full-page ad in british papers this weekend. apologizing for our mistakes and fixing them are only first steps, the statement says. it may take some time for us to rebuild trust. >> murdoch will try to start to rebuild that trust on tuesday in parliament when he and his son james are scheduled to be questioned by the lawmakers.
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rebekah brooks, by the way, is supposed to be there as well, but her spokesman says tonight that her arrest might change that. her arrest also raise as possibility that james murdoch could also face police questioning in this case. and still ahead at 11:00, we'll have a look at a major change in store in the weather this week. plus, the key to long lasting and happy marriages. and no, it's not just love and communication. also -- >> i think it's time to put a halt to this experiment. >> the experiment sitting idle in warehouses and costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. and reaction to that nail-biter of a world cup final. stay with us. [ man ] did we get anything good?
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we have an update for you now on the recent layoffs at the san jose police department. more than half of the officers who were laid off have already landed jobs at other agencies. more than 100 officers lost their jobs in an effort to help close san jose's $115 million budget deficit. but tonight "the mercury news" is reporting that many of them were picked be up by the santa clara, santa cruz and san leandro police departments. some found new jobs as far away as texas, while others stayed local and are now working for google security, for example. san jose pd is down to 1100 officers which is the same number it had in the late '80s, despite the fact the population has increased during that time about 25%. it also comes during a year where the number of homicides is expected to reach a 30-year high. it's common knowledge that money is often at the root of disagreements between couples.
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a book came out earlier this year and it went so far as to make the case that economics is the key to a good marriage. but as nbc's chris clackum reports, new research shows that message, well, isn't getting through to america's married couples. >> reporter: even among couples at or near retirement, with decades of conversations behind them, rarely does the talk to finances. according to research from fidelity investments -- >> and frankly, the survey results actually surprised us. we had found that less than half the couples surveyed, and these are people at or near retirement, less than half of those couples had actually planned jointly for retirement. >> reporter: fidelity's kathleen murphy says silence on the subject of finances can really hurt at the most inopportune time. >> it's sad when people work for 20, 30, 40 years and can't have the retirement they want to because they weren't planning enough. >> reporter: she says more times than not, it's the wife who is
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lessen gauged than the husband. rather than the other way around. >> it's really sad, frankly, to see so many women not involved in the financial and investment decision-making process. because on average, women will live longer than men. >> reporter: in liggett of the recent economic downturn, though, where retirement account took a beating, even young couples are expected to do better going forward, planning for retirement. chris clackum, nbc news. speaking of money, dollar coins are costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, really. for almost four years, the mint has been churning out the $1 coins bearing the images of presidents. but the coins haven't exactly caught fire with the public. >> how often the you use dollar coins? >> never. >> nobody has ever heard of them. >> you can't really put them in things like vending machines. >> there is so little interest in the coins that some have ended up at the federal
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reserve's coin vault in baltimore. in all more than a billion dollars in coins are now just sitting in vaults around the country. the cost to taxpayers? about $300 million so far. so here is how that is calculated. 32 cents to make each unwanted coin plus $650,000, which is what the fed is about to spend on yet a new vault to store them. but ending the dollar coin program will likely require another law from congress. until then, the mint has five years and 20 presidents to go. and now for a check on the weather, rob mayeda joins waus look at some changes ahead. >> well, we did see a cool finish to the weekend, even though we got the sun to come out in many parts order around the bay area. you can see during the day oakland the clouds thinning out as cooler and dryer air mixed on in. even the sunshine, temperatures only in the 60s and 70s. not exactly what you would expect for july. morning clouds eventually giving way to the sunshine. but really not going to find any 80s in the forecast. the good strong sea breeze which
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continues to pump in the cooler air, both from off the ocean. cooler air aloft moving in which is temporarily helping to break up some of the low clouds. now overnight tonight we will continue to see more low clouds spilling on in which will lead to maybe drizzle for the monday morning commute. up on the north county, we have a system that is digging pretty far to the south, going along in that trough of low pressure which has been hung up across the west coast. totally different story off to the east where they're seeing sweltering heat. for us, thanks to the dip in the jet stream, we're going to stay cool at least to kick off the start of the workweek. then we'll see rapid changes as we get towards thursday and friday. at least through tuesday, the regime of morning drizzle followed up by afternoon sunshine. afternoon temperatures will warm up a couple of degrees over the next few days. more significant warming as we pass midweek as we see an even spread of 70s and 80s inland. eventually getting into the 90s as we approach next weekend. so summer, and yes, july weather
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making a comeback. overnight low clouds with misty in some spots. temperatures mainly if the 50s. as we head through the afternoon on monday, after we break up the low clouds, at least inland, not a bad day. as we head over to morgan hill we may start to see low 80s popping up inland. cool 70s around san jose and portions of the santa clara valley. 60s for san francisco. and near 70 in oakland. east bay, we should get close to 80, maybe out towards solano county and parts of the north bay. lake port should see warm temperatures. but the real warm-up is going to hold off for the second part. finally it's starting to feel more like summer. 80s and 90s coming back for inland valleys as we head towards next weekend. >> sounds very nice. women's world cup action took the bay area by storm, and much of the country that is this afternoon with a very dramatic finish. thousands of bay area families and soccer fans gathered at civic center plaza in san
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francisco to watch the u.s. take on japan in the world cup final. most rooted for the u.s., some for japan. but in the end, it was really all about celebrating the game of women's soccer. >> i'm a huge soccer fan. i think it's the best game in the world, because the players play in different countries. there is a wonderful sportsmanship about the game. it's the world's game. that's why i love it. there is no way in the world i wouldn't be here. >> as few the for the dramatic game, the u.s. took the lead 2-1 in overtime with that goal right there. it was spectacular. but japan never gave up and scored the game-tying goal with time winding down. right there. the game came down to a penalty kick shoot-out where japan stunned the u.s., 3-1. this is japan's first ever world cup title, by the way. congratulations to japan. still ahead at 11:00, the event that attracted tens of thousands of people to san francisco and raked in more than $3 million. plus --
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>> good evening. i'm laurence scott. coming up on "sports sunday," cal bear jason kidd joins us about being an nba champion. we talking about the sharks in the off-season with jeremy roenick, and we introduceou toou a unique surfing camp in marin county that is helping kids with autism. on "sports sunday." ♪
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nearly 25,000 people took part in san francisco's 25th annual aids walk this morning.
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participants raised more than $3 million this year and more than 77 million since the firstid as walk back in 1987. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] they've been off limits to dieters since time began. not anymore. ♪ fiber one is bringing brownies back. at 90 calories, the only thing between you and chocolaty brownies is a nicely designed package. ♪ now you can have brownies again. new fiber one 90 calorie brownies. in the granola bar aisle.
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okay. plenty of warning. caltrans plans to shut down the san mateo bridge in both directions for two weekends for a $10 million repair plan. the shutdown will likely occur arxt. in october a ten-inch crack in a beam near the incline section was found and temporarily fixed, but caltrans says it needs a permanent solution. thanks for watching nbc bay area news at 11:00. "sports sunday" is up next. have a good week.
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and now another viewpoint, response to an nbc bay area editorial. >> after our leaders in the state senate and assembly refused to let legislators open their calendars, viewers
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supported our stand demanding transparency. joan reasoned they work for us. we should be able to see what they do all day on our nickel. peter shares this feels outrageous and certainly wrong, but my question is why do they feel so threatened? it is litigation? is it the corruption of money and lobbyists? the real story seems to be the why. we agree, peter. our lawmakers owe us an explanation. gary concludes, typical politics at its worst. so sad. and the league of women voters states that open calendars are a must. voters deserve to know which lobbyists are meeting with their representatives. thank you for sharing your views. learn more at nbceditorials.com. tonight on "sports sunday," the east bay native and former cal golden bear that finally made to it the top of the mountain in the nba. not only do we talk with jason kidd, but also nbc and versus
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hockey analyst jeremy roenick about the sharks' off-season moves and his previously controversial words about teammate patrick marleau. and a unique surfing camp that started just this week with the mission of helping kids with autism. plus, tonight is our first ever giants tweet-up. so log in and get ready to follow @nbcsportssunday. hashtag. roll the open. hey, good evening. i'm laurence scott. we are into the second month of a new format here on "sports sunday" with a focus on conversations and feature stories to chronicle our bay area sports scene. we're going beyond sound bites to bring you complete thoughts, and the response has been great. thank f

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